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Chris Brown is getting ready to face the music after "allegedly" pummeling Rihanna, but his legal team is apparently still getting its act together.

A private court meeting had originally been called for Monday, March 23, at his legal team's request. On Friday, the in-chambers hearing was postponed, purportedly for scheduling conflicts. At some point later, it was canceled altogether.

"The next date [in Chris Brown's felony case] is April 6 for the defendant's arraignment. The hearing is not being rescheduled," said a court clerk.

E! previously reported that the 19-year-old singer's attorney, Mark Geragos, has been trying to work out a plea deal, or to prevent Rihanna from testifying, but Geragos has declined to comment on why the meeting was nixed.

Chris Brown in his baby-faced, squeaky-clean image days.

Brown's manager (we don't know if this is Tina Davis or someone else) reportedly denied an earlier story alleging the meeting was called because Brown was looking to ditch Geragos, his management and PR team in one fell swoop.

The embattled Brown faces two serious felony counts - assault likely to produce great bodily injury and making criminal threats - stemming from the alleged February 8 altercation with Rihanna following a Grammys pre-party.

Brown was not required to be in court for this week's hearing. No word on whether he and Natasha Ellie had been getting it on and sending booty call texts.

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Could Tina Davis be vindicated?

Long assumed to be the other woman in the Chris Brown-Rihanna scandal, his manager may not have sent him the infamous booty call text message after all.

The new rumor? Chris Brown allegedly cheated on Rihanna with a model named Natasha Ellie, and she’s apparently responsible for the three-page text.

As we know, Rihanna supposedly freaked out about the text, which resulted in Chris allegedly retaliating and pounding her into unconscious submission.

Apparently Natasha Ellie has been a thorn in Rihanna's side for some time.

A friend explains: “Rihanna has been having problems with this girl for a long time. Rihanna even reached out to Natasha, but she denied everything."

"Have you heard the song 'Emergency Room' by Rihanna? In the lyrics she mentions finding Natasha’s number in Chris’ jeans. Rihanna didn’t write the song, but she met with the songwriter and told the story and they came up with it.”

Amazingly, the source may be onto something. The lyrics do indeed mention someone named “Tasha.” And while the model’s rep says that she’s not the girl in question, it is confirmed that she met Chris two years ago. Interesting!

Rihanna and Brown are sort of broken up now, but we all know she can't stay away. Hey, bruises heal and cheating happens, right? Who can resist that baby face.

Click to enlarge lots more Natasha Ellie pictures below. Whether she's sleeping with Chris Brown or not, girl's definitely got a bit of a freaky side!

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His beating and choking her ass unconscious wasn't reason enough to dump Chris Brown for good, but Rihanna reportedly put her foot down this week.

The two are "taking a break" as we reported earlier this week. The reason that took place? Rihanna supposedly told Brown to fire his manager or lose her.

You know, Tina Davis? The one that sent him a three-page booty call text that Rihanna saw and flipped? Which caused Chris to pummel her senseless?

Guess which one he shockingly chose.

A source told Access Hollywood that the Barbados-born singer gave him an ultimatum: It's either her or me. At that point “Rihanna spoke directly to Chris Brown,” said Fred Mwangaguhunga, who claims to have exclusive knowledge of the situation.

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The two important women in Chris Brown's life.

“She’s unhappy, and she has been for some time unhappy with the relationship that Chris Brown has with Tina Davis ... It’s not exactly clear whether or not it is a sexual relationship, but Rihanna came out and gave Chris Brown the ultimatum.”

The R&B starlet was then reportedly left fuming when Brown refused to break it off with Tina Davis, 40, who he has been linked to romantically in the past (both have denied this). That's when Rihanna decided to take a break from Brown.

Man, you'd think a guy who threatened your life, used your face as a speed bag and took over a week to apologize would be a little more understanding.

As for the alleged Chris Brown-Rihanna sex tape story going around? Well, that's just hilarious. Wonder if Tina Davis gave the green light to that project.

In other news, the quote-unquote alleged beating of Rihanna has been re-enacted in a graphic PSA about dating violence from byDoSomething.org. it shows two actors re-enacting details from the Chris Brown case's police affidavits. Peep it:

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How much mileage can celeb news sources get out of Rihanna and Chris Brown - and what lengths will they go to manufacture it when there's nothing good? That’s the question we’re asking after peeping up the latest gossip from Star Magazine.

The publication claims, verbatim:

"The leaked police photo of Rihanna's battered face stunned and horrified the world. But Star has learned that the pop princess worries that other shocking images could go public - wild sex tapes of her with abusive boyfriend Chris Brown!"

All together now: LOL.

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An unreliable celeb gossip source says these two boinked on tape.

“Rihanna has no issues with her sexuality,” reveals a supposed, in-the-know Star insider. “But she’d be mortified if her friends and family found this out!”

Way to blab to Star, then, Mr. or Mrs. made-up anonymous source.

We realize that Rihanna sex tape rumors may help keep a popular story on the front page, but aren’t we all about to OD on all the insanity at some point?

At the very least, you could draw the line at making $h!t up, Star.

The Hollywood Gossip hereby moves that we as a celebrity news community focus our efforts on Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes for a bit. At some point, even Chris Brown deserves a break. Not from the legal system, just from us.

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Guess it's no coincidence that Rihanna and Chris Brown are on opposite ends of the country right now. According to a source, they are "taking a break."

The source tells E! News that the pair are not calling it a formal breakup, but have decided to "put some distance between them" for the time being.

On the Mend

Rumor has it that they plan to see each other soon, however, Reps for both singers have not returned calls for comment on the breakup (or whatever it is).

Last Thursday, Rihanna flew to New York City, where she, Brandy, Beyoncé and Jay-Z reportedly enjoyed a quiet dinner together at the Spotted Pig Friday.

Then on Saturday, she continued moving on with life, dining with friends at Da Silvano. The "Umbrella" singer was reportedly in good spirits all weekend.

Meanwhile, Brown has remained in Los Angeles.

Two of music's hottest stars remain entangled in a surreal story that has not only dominated celebrity gossip, but put domestic assault back in the national spotlight.

The singer has spent the entire time working on his album, most recently at the Record Plant in Hollywood: "He's just putting ideas down for some songs he wrote," says a Brown source. "He needs to feel like he's moving forward."

A hearing in Chris Brown's case is scheduled for March 23. The court date will likely establish whether Rihanna will testify against him going forward.

Lawyers for both sides are trying to prevent that scenario.

Brown is charged with assault and criminal threats after "allegedly" using Rihanna as a speedbag and saying he was gonna kill her on February 7.

Should Rihanna and Chris Brown be together after what happened?

 

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There is no Rihanna-Chris Brown duet being recorded by the stars despite previous reports that the pair had recorded a song together, a label source confirms.

"Contrary to published reports, Chris Brown and Rihanna did not record a new duet after the incident," the source told People, alluding to Chris Brown's alleged assault of his girlfriend before the Grammy Awards on February 8.

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Conflicting reports about the couple's supposed duet may have arisen because of a standard practice used during the development of new material. Last year, Brown and producer Polow da Don did write a song together, the source says.

"Around August or September of 2008, Chris and Rihanna's vocals were recorded as the reference vocals for this demo only. [But] the song was never conceived or intended to be a duet between them, and was later recorded by other artists."

Reference vocals are created to indicate how the writer intends a song to be sung on demo tracks sent out to other artists before the final recording process.

These two are making beautiful music together - it's just not being recorded.

Turns out, the song was called "Bad Girl" - with lyrics focused on a woman who spends too much on designer goods – and was recorded by the someone else (The Pussycat Dolls) and is featured on the Confessions of a Shopaholic soundtrack.

However, the reference vocals for the song made by Rihanna also leaked to the Internet in January. More confusion may also have been caused by the fact that Brown and Rihanna did record a duet last year called "Stronger."

This was meant for Rihanna's album, but was never released. Brown, who faces assault and criminal threats charges, is said to have been in the recording studio since the attack, but has not worked with Rihanna on any songs.

They may not be recording, but they are definitely on the same track relationship wise. With Brown's arraignment set for April 6, lawyers for both stars are attempting to get Rihanna off the hook as far as testifying against her man.

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The subject of the new hearing in the Chris Brown case we reported on yesterday has been revealed, and is pretty much along the lines of what we predicted.

Sources close to Brown and Rihanna say Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, wants the judge to give Rihanna a pass from testifying because of leaks in the case.

Geragos and Rihanna's lawyer, Donald Etra, believe Rihanna was "compromised" when her name surfaced as the alleged victim in the February 8 beating.

The cops did not officially name her as the victim, but as often happens in high-profile criminal investigations, the info made its way into the press just the same.

They claim this and other leaks - presumably her battered face photo will be Exhibit A at the hearing - violate her privacy rights and therefore she should not have to further expose herself to the public by testifying against Brown.

Will lawyers for Rihanna and Chris Brown succeed in their legal strategy to excuse the former from testifying about how the latter used her as a human speedbag?

Geragos asked for, and was granted, a hearing with the judge in chambers, along with the prosecutors, on March 23 to discuss letting Rihanna off the hook.

Brown's arraignment is set for April 6. He is charged with two felony offenses - assault and making criminal threats - and could face up to four years in jail.

Will the judge, Patricia Schnegg, go for it? If she does, would the LAPD's case against Brown be a lost cause? Both of those questions are unclear, but this is certainly proof Rihanna and Brown are back together and forming a united front.

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In breaking news from the Chris Brown case, his lawyer, Mark Geragos, requested an unscheduled hearing two weeks before Brown's upcoming arraignment.

The hearing has to do with whether or not Rihanna will testify.

The case has been officially moved to L.A. County Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg. She is the judge who signed the search warrant in the case.

Chris Brown's hearing is set for March 23. He did not enter a plea at his first appearance in court, and has been actively seeking to end the case since.

The meeting, supposedly has nothing to do with the plea bargain Brown is said to be seeking, which would let him off the hook with no jail time served.

Brown faces serious felony charges stemming from his February 8 arrest. He allegedly got violent with Rihanna after receiving a text from Tina Davis.

What will result from this surprising new hearing in Chris Brown's case?

His arraignment had been scheduled for April 6. The March 23 meeting will take place in Schnegg's chambers. Prosecutors will be there; Brown will not.

Geragos is the one who requested the meeting, which is said to involve Rihanna's possible testimony in the case, according to sources close to the case.

Will he ask the judge to block prosecutors from calling Rihanna or limit her testimony? Does he hope he will be offered a more appealing plea bargain?

Rihanna has indicated, through her lawyer, that she will testify - if required by law. Having patched things up with Brown, she's clearly not hoping to.

Will it come to that? We'll see. Unless the case is settled before or on that date, the arraignment of Chris Brown is still set for April 6.

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Tina Davis, the woman identified as the person who sent the text message to Chris Brown that ignited the infamous February 8 fight with Rihanna, is firing back at suggestions the alleged "booty call" text was of an intimate nature.

Davis, who is Brown's manager, and who is also alleged to have had an affair with the star when he was just 16, issued this statement through her lawyer:

Miranda Lambert, Chris Brown Sign

"The relationship between Ms. Davis and Mr. Brown is that of manager and client. There has never been any other relationship.

The rumors in circulation are false. There are no emails between Ms. Davis and Mr. Brown of the type which have been described in media reports.

If the source of the false rumors is identified, legal action will be taken.

Given the nature of the legal issues affecting Mr. Brown, Ms. Davis will not be making any further statements."

Whether or not Tina Davis had a sexual relationship with Brown is complete conjecture, but all signs indicate that she did send the text that led to his argument with Rihanna - and the gruesome chain of events that followed.

However, one music industry source insists the texter's true identity remains a mystery - even to handlers on both sides of the alleged felony.

For the record, an LAPD affidavit states that, before their fight became violent, Rihanna "picked up Brown's cellular telephone and observed a three page text message from a woman who Brown had a previous sexual relationship with."

The messenger went unnamed in the official documents, but the identity of the text message sender could potentially come out - authorities have subpoenaed phone records - if Brown is unable to work out a plea deal and the case progresses.

In any case, we don't expect that Davis will be playing a role in the emotional duet Brown and Rihanna are said to be recording in the aftermath of his alleged mauling of her and the couple's subsequent reconciliation a few weeks later.

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Sources connected with Rihanna and Chris Brown say there is friction in the two camps - and while no one has been pummeled unconscious (yet), peeps are at each other's throats over whether Rihanna and Brown should be seen in public together.

Rihanna's PR people are said to be on high alert to make sure no one gets a photo of the alleged battery victim and the alleged maniac felon together.

They believe at this point it would be "extremely damaging" to her career.

This may explain why video surfaced earlier today on TMZ of Rihanna leaving a club around 4:00 a.m. this morning, with Chris Brown nowhere in sight.

On the flip side, with Brown angling for a plea deal to let him off the hook, his people want nothing more than to show that he and Rihanna are tight.

Obviously, letting celeb gossip sites run some pics would do that.

And then there's this: A number of people who interact with Rihanna both personally and professionally want her to cut Brown out of her life for good.

They resent him and are outraged at what he did. Not hard to believe!

For their part, the newly-reconciled Brown and Rihanna are said to be working on a duet - which, ironically, is about overcoming challenges as a couple.

Brown's manager, Tina Davis, who reportedly sent a three-age "booty call text message" that triggered the February 8 incident, is nowhere to be found.

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Christopher Maurice Brown
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